This Really PISSED Me Off!

Today, I posted an article about Rick Perry’s announcement that he’s running for president. Not big news, we all expected him to run, but what incensed me this morning were some of the grossly ignorant comments that were made on the national sites carrying the story.

Here’s one: “Rick Perry needs to learn that having two sweaty security guards next to him at his Prez Bid Announcement is horrible optics.”

Obviously, the ignorant Perry-basher was unaware that the two “sweaty security guards” to Perry’s right and left were the Luttrell brothers, Marcus and Morgan. Both Navy Seals, Marcus was the sole survivor of Operation Red Wings and the subject of a bestselling book and popular movie called Lone Survivor.

This brief passage from Red State explains the relationship between Perry and Marcus Luttrell:

Before he became immortalized as the “Lone Survivor,” a Navy SEAL­ who escaped a 2005 Taliban ambush on a mountain slope in Afghanistan, Marcus Luttrell was a broken man in search of a haven.

He found it one day in spring 2007 when, struggling to recover his body and mind and with the horrors of war still raw, he showed up unannounced at the Texas governor’s mansion and asked to see Rick Perry.

Over the ensuing months, a virtual father-son relationship blossomed, the two men said. The governor and his wife, Anita, helped bring Luttrell back to health. Perry used the power of his office to find Luttrell a spine surgeon to fix his back. The Perrys gave him a spare bedroom — “I was the creepy guy in the attic,” Luttrell recalled. The governor took him bass fishing, the first lady counseled him about his love life and, as Luttrell became ­famous — first with a best-selling memoir, “Lone Survivor” and ­later in the movie adaptation — they were his rock.

“When I came into the Perry family, it was one of those deals where it was the only family I had,” said Luttrell, who was born in Houston and grew up in Texas near the Oklahoma border. “I didn’t have that father figure growing up like that, somebody who genuinely cared about me. . . . Governor Perry taught me how to be a good man.”

Luttell being a white male combat veteran — and neither gay nor transexual — apparently caused some confusion among the leftist observers.

And Marcus’ twin brother, Morgan Luttrell was also a Navy SEAL. Morgan enlisted in the Navy, later got his college degree while serving in the Navy, went to OCS, and then became a SEAL officer. Morgan retired from the Navy and is currently a brain researcher while pursuing an advanced degree in applied cognition.

It’s no wonder that the left didn’t recognize real men. Have you taken a good look at what many women today consider a “man”? They’re bearded, anorexic, couldn’t lift a gun to defend themselves if their lives depended on it and they’re too ‘gentle’ anyway. The men on that platform simply didn’t fit with the image of today’s “man.”

The MEN on that platform (Perry included) were sweating because of the temperature (over 90) and humidity in that Dallas hangar – that’s what a real man does when it’s hot and humid.

The men on that platform included other military veterans (including WWII vets) and have the distinction of serving their country in times of war – unlike today’s “metrosexual” male models that grace our television and movie screens.

One commenter got it right when explaining why the left didn’t recognize any of the true heroes on the stage with Perry, “It’s Perry’s fault for not standing next to real, recognizable heroes, like the Olympics guy who got breast implants.”

And here’s another who got it right: “Thank you Governor for putting these guys front and center where they belong, not having them asked to fetch drinks by the likes of Valerie Jarrett.” Or hold an umbrella over Obama.

There, I feel a little better now.


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17 Responses to This Really PISSED Me Off!

  1. Buck says:

    Don’t worry, Garnet, the GOP candidates will shoot themselves in the foot anyway. By primary time there will still be enough in the run to split the vote while the GOPe SINGLE candidate walks into November. Unless the conservative candidates get together, choose one and ALL stand behind that one (the most likely with the voters, hopefully) candidate they will lose the nomination to a RINO. Again. And the voters will stay home. Again

    • Just Gene says:

      You got it right – they will tear one another apart – get together, play strip poker, get behind the winner with a united front – otherwise, four more years of hell – let them put the country ahead of their EGOS!

    • Garnet92 says:

      So true Buck. SOMEHOW, we’ve got to come together behind a single conservative candidate to prevent what you describe from happening. It’s doubly difficult this year with so many in the field, but that doesn’t matter, we’ve simply GOT to coalesce around someone we can all support.

  2. Grouchy says:

    “Make sure brain is engaged before putting mouth in gear” OR fingers, as the case may be.
    This just enhances my respect for Gov. Perry. Not many would take the chance on a “stranger” showing up on their doorstep, especially a man in a high position.

    • Garnet92 says:

      While I knew about the Luttrell story, it wasn’t plastered all over the news which reminds me of an old saying (paraphrasing) “the measure of a man is what he does when no one’s looking.” I think that Perry is a good, decent man – he’s a politician to be sure, but he is more honest than most. My .02 cents worth.

  3. Crawfish says:

    Metrosexual (n): 1) A flamer who won’t admit it. 2) The liberal ideal man. See Obama, Barack.

    • Garnet92 says:

      Amen Craw. As I replied to Grouchy, you can tell a lot about a man by what he does when no one is looking. I can just see Obama picking his nose, scratching where his balls should be, and cheating on crossword puzzles and solitaire. He’s got NO character, NO honor, NO class and is not deserving of respect in any way. The office of the president deserves respect, but NOT Obama.

  4. Kathy says:

    Take heart, Garnet, here’s another one that got it right. Halfway through the last couple of minutes of Perry’s speech, he was honoring Luttrell, and one lady in the crowd hollered out ‘You’re a hero, Marcus!’ Being the humble man he is, he just shook his head.

  5. Clyde says:

    You KNOW it had to be a leftist media moron who said that. Assholes know LESS than nothing.

    • Garnet92 says:

      Yep, it’s the same old kneejerk reaction, forget truth, forget honor and humility, just attack using the most vile and demeaning statements. They didn’t recognize REAL heroes since they Luttrell brothers aren’t gay or transgendered (which means that they’re neither male or female, somewhere in the neutered middle).

  6. Hardnox says:

    Good rant. It’s good to vent.

    The imbecilic left fears Rick Perry, and real men in general, and will attack him relentlessly. That’s all the left has. Look who the have on their bench: A serial lying socialist bitch, a communist, and a tax & spend failed governor. Even if more lefties announce they’ll still have nothing.

    My dream ticket is Perry/Walker with Cruz as Chief Justice SCOTUS.

    • Buck says:

      Great idea for Chief Justice but first we have to get Roberts to resign. To do that we are going to have to find out what the left has on him and then use it ourselves to influence him to resign.
      We need to start digging to find what the dirt is on all the conservative politicians who, once in office, veer sharply to the left.
      Gotta be something. Too many of ’em fall off the wagon, so to speak.

      • Crawfish says:

        Cruz or Gowdy would work as AG, but I would prefer them as Senate Majority Leader and Speaker of the House

      • Hardnox says:

        Buck, from what I understand, Roberts and his wife adopted two baby girls from somewhere in South America. As it turns out they sorta circumvented some legal procedures in the adoption. Technically, the adoption would be void if challenged or disclosed. That’s quite a hammer the left has over the Roberts. We can bet that some people in dark suits paid them a visit one evening and convinced them to politely follow the admin’s lead on certain legislation.

  7. Garnet92 says:

    Thanks ‘Nox and you’re right – they will attack him relentlessly – unfortunately, he’s given them an easy path with his collapse in 2012. He’s got a major handicap to overcome, but he’s got the cojones to do it. I like your dream ticket too. And maybe with the addition of Trey Gowdy as Attorney General.

    • Hardnox says:

      I think his fopa in 2012 is easily explained away as non-news due to his back surgery and meds. I heard him the other day and he explained it nicely and succinctly.

      Further, he hasn’t said anything as boneheaded as demmerhoids like the asshat Hank Johnson who asked if Guam was going to flip over due to excess Marine deployment or Texas’ Sheila jackson Lee who asked if the Mars Rover saw the flag that Neil Armstrong planted. We could add a long list to these by just adding Obama, Biden or Hildabeast fopas.

      Perry in comparison looks like an Einstein.